Comcast reportedly preparing cash offer for 21st Century Fox – CNET

Cable giant’s deal would upset Walt Disney’s proposed deal with Fox.

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Hackers can peek through surveillance cameras, report says – CNET

A researcher in Argentina showed he could log into tens of thousands of DVR cameras and view the video stream live, according to Bleeping Computer.

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Lobby representing AT&T, Verizon wants FCC to get rid of line-sharing rules – CNET

USTelecom petitioned the FCC​ to get rid of rules that let smaller network operators buy access to the networks of incumbent companies at lower rates.

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Scientists make strong, super-tough carbon sheets at low temperature

Scientists have developed high-strength, super-tough sheets of carbon that can be inexpensively fabricated at low temperatures. The team made the sheets by chemically stitching together platelets of graphitic carbon, which is in certain ways similar to the graphite found in the soft ‘lead’ of an ordinary pencil.

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Microsoft’s Nadella says privacy is a human right that needs protecting – CNET

The software giant’s CEO also talks about security and ethics at the company’s Build developer conference Monday in Seattle.

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Hematene joins parade of new 2D materials

An international team has created two-dimensional hematene, an atomically thin form of the common iron oxide known as hematite. The new material shows promise for 2-D magnetism and efficient light-assisted water splitting.

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New VW CEO Herbert Diess offered rare safe-passage deal by US – Roadshow

The new head of the VW group will be able to travel freely in the US without fear of being detained for matters related to Dieselgate.

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Wrap an electrode material for Li-ion battery into the inner spacing of carbon nanotube

Researchers have designed a unique lithium ion battery (LIB) electrode, where red phosphorus is stuffed into carbon nanotubes (CNTs). They revealed reversible electrochemical reactions and relatively high structural stability of red phosphorus in the nanotubes even after the fiftieth charge-discharge cycle. The charge-discharge capacities are twice or even higher than that of graphite in commercial LIBs. Therefore, a new electrode material for LIBs with high capacity is proposed.

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Chemical sensing chip sniffs out cocaine within minutes

What if you could test for cocaine, opioids and marijuana as quickly as a breathalyzer identifies alcohol? A new, low-cost chemical sensing chip brings us one step closer to this portable tech, which has long been on the wish list of police officers and others looking to monitor drug use and curb dangerous driving.

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Novavax Reaches Significant Enrollment Milestone in the Prepare(TM)…

Novavax, Inc. today announced it has reached a significant milestone in the Preparea Phase 3 clinical trial of its respiratory syncytial virus F protein recombinant nanoparticle vaccine for infants via maternal immunization. Enrollment has reached approximately 4,600 participants, of whom, at least 3,000 have received the RSV F Vaccine.

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